Monta Ellis scored 12 of his 22 points in the 78 victory over the Knicks.

Brandon Rush stepped up in the absence of Stephen Curry (ankle) with 19 points off the bench for Golden State, which turned a tie game heading to the final stanza into a rout.

Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony scored 16 and 13 points, respectively, but shot a combined 8-for-27 from the field for the Knicks, who were coming off a Christmas Day win over the Boston Celtics.